This time last year The Mister and I were making Vancouver our home despite being 3500km away from family and our Toronto friends.
This year, I’m working on expanding our family!
It goes without saying, we’re over-the-moon excited, while simultaneously being terrified.
Today marks one day shy of my 15th week! We’ve seen the first ultrasound and two weeks ago we heard the heartbeat at my OBGYN which was VERY exciting. Also, thanks to early genetic testing we know the sex of the baby but we’ll be keeping it a secret for a few more weeks.
- Finding out I was pregnant.
- Telling our parents in person that I was pregnant.
- Seeing our baby bean on the ultrasound.
- Vomiting in public not once, but TWICE, in the same Skytrain station.
- Constantly gagging. Brushing my teeth, coughing, being near my husband, perfume; just to name a few things that make me gag.
- Being SO exhausted that all I did for 8 weeks was work, sleep and eat. Literally.
- Only eating popsicles, strawberry Ensure, Peanut Butter Lara Bars and fruit for 4 weeks.
- Zero date nights.
Things I liked to eat: curry, garlic, beef, melons, strawberry milkshakes, popsicles, fried onions, bananas, peanut butter Lara bars, chocolate almonds.
Things I detested: cheese, eggs, bread, avocado, vegetables, oatmeal, chicken, Mexican food.
- Boobs have become huge…not quite as glamourous as I’d hoped since they are super painful still and I can’t fit into my bras.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Super smell….it’s basically my super power!
How We Told Our Parents
The timing to see our parents in Ontario couldn’t have been better. I found out I was pregnant thanks to those early detection pregnancy tests on the day of my missed period. We had to still wait two weeks until we saw our parents, and I can tell you it was SO hard to keep it a secret. On the day that we arrived in Ontario, my parents were having a birthday party for me and my in-laws were there too because they would be picking up The Mister to go visit them for a few days. So, when everyone had finished eating cake and pizza, we asked my mother-in-law to show us our friend’s baby blanket that she had made and brought with her. We then asked her, if she could make one for us. The room kind of stopped while they were processing what we were saying, and then my aunt blurted out, “are you pregnant?” and I said yes. Then there were hugs and tears and we finished off the party with me opening cards and gifts.
High Risk Pregnancy
This is a high-risk pregnancy so I’ve been cautiously optimistic. I’m finally feeling like I can relax a little bit. I’ll definitely be writing about how a high-risk pregnancy differs from your regular pregnancy because it seems like it’s something no one talks about, and I was very overwhelmed at all that has to happen during the 40 weeks.
Don’t worry, this won’t turn into a mommy blog. I won’t be posting bump photos because that’s not my personal style. I will be seeking advice and writing about how our marriage is changing and being changed by pregnancy and a baby along with the occasional we’re excited for our baby post.
So tell me, What should I be expecting during my second trimester? Tell me everything I need to know about growing and sustaining a human. How did you tell your parents you were pregnant?